"Great except for some technical difficulties"3.5 starson by chrisemcleod
Pros: The Tivo interface, record two shows at once
Cons: cable card fees, cable card glitches
Summary: If you LOVE Tivo, you HAVE to have one of these. We switched to HD and could not get HD programming with our first Tivo so we stayed with the HD box from the cable company because we did not want to plop down $800 for a series 3 Tivo. Then THIS one came out. We were tired of the torture from the Scientific America cable box from the cable company so we jumped at the chance to go back to Tivo.
We LOVE the Tivo interface. BUT, it is not good to have to pay a monthly fee for EACH cable card (you have to get two to record on two channels at once). Plus, we've really had alot of problems with our cable cards. At least every third day one of the cable cards will say its not working and we will have to pop it out and back in again.
At least every other week we will have to completely reboot the Tivo to get the Tivo to work at all.
It pains me to only be able to give this Tivo a 7 out of 10.